One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A female leader, especially an autocratic one.‘the leaderene went down with a satisfying thump, her spiked coronet falling off’
- ‘Meanwhile, and further afield, the tremors resonating from the leaderene's misstep have been recorded on the outrage scale.’
- ‘Indeed the leaderene regarded television to be dominated by the unions and grossly overmanned.’
1980s (originally a humorous or ironic name for Margaret Thatcher): from leader + -ene, on the pattern of female given names such as Marlene.
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